toby00777 (135) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown, slight red haze with almost no head. Smell was of bourbon. Kool-aid powder grape. Rich fruits. Tasted of alcohol. Malty. Cherry cough syrup.
Dr_MedievAle (135) - Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle dated 4/19/12. Poured into wine glass.
Appearance: Cloudy topaz. Thin white head. Sporadic lacing. Aroma: Scotch, Cherry, Butterscotch. Taste: Cherry scotch that eases into a mildly sweet butterscotch. I know that butterscotch is usually regarded as an off flavor, but I like it in this beer lol. I think this bottle was improperly stored at the HyVee I found it in. Palate: Thin but slightly sticky.
fakebeersnob (134) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a muddy amber color with little head. Has a sweet taste (maybe some vanilla in it...but sweet malts and caramel or toffee too), but with an oaky presence. Initially I think of bourbon age due to the oaky flavor and the hint of alcohol, but further drinks disproves it. Low carbonation. Has a sticky mouthfeel that I enjoy. It is a sipping beer. Had it on bottle and on tap.
SFLpunk (134) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz brown glass twist-top. No date.
Appearance: Tawny orange/brown. No head to speak of, and somewhat cloudy (no sediment though).
Nose: Sweet raisin bread, apricots, toasted cashews, deep caramel, milk chocolate, dried figs.
Palate: Medium- to full-bodied with loads of sugar up front. Dried fruits (figs, raisons, prunes) mingle with a layer of light milk chocolate (low cocoa %), and some flavors that remind me of tawny/colheita ports and malmsey madeiras. Rich and somewhat thick, there is a moderate edge from the hop bitterness.
Notes: A well made Old Ale, will improve over short-term ageing, but I donít think itís made to go for more than 3 years with improvement. I would like to see more hop character for longer ageing. The hops show themselves and try to contain the HUGE sweetness, but itís just bursting at the brim with sugar. A little more contained than the Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog, though.
Blaze312 (132) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Founders. I love founders so its fitting that this is my 100 beer rating. Pours a dark orange color, almost brown. Aroma is very good I smell the alcohol, some barley, and some fruit hints. Taste sweet yet spicy. Iím feeling the alcohol in this one. It is very good.
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
aroma is alcohol and fruit. moderately cloudy appearance with stuff floating around. deceptively smooth.
ajwilliams (132) - , Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy red with no head. Aroma of oak, hops, whiskey, brown sugar. Flavor of whiskey barrles, brown sugar and molasses, hint of hops and alcohol. Crisp, complex, tasty, and all-around satisfying. This is a monster, but a balanced monster.
bigben873 (132) - Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight caramel aroma in a medium brown cloudy ale. Very malty like a barleywine but not nearly as smooth. Strong flavor but a bitter finish.
__Rb81 (131) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home (bottled 04/13/12). Pours a hazy amber with no head. Sweet aroma of honey, fruit, and some alcohol, bit bourbonny. Also quite a sweet taste with a warming alcohol feel. Bit of bitterness in the aftertaste. Really nice (dessert) beer.
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a Duvel glass. Very limited hear. Hops were very evident but not overpowering. Not bad, but nothing writing more about. Perhaps after paying $14 for a 4-pack I was expecting something a little more special.